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Overall Score 83.20
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Submission Date Nov. 5, 2018
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Colby College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Philip Nyhus
Environmental Studies Program Director
Environmental Studies
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies: Policy Concentration

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The interdisciplinary environmental policy major provides an extensive introduction to the study of domestic and international environmental policy. Students combine a foundation course in environmental studies with courses in environmental economics, domestic environmental policy and law, international environmental policy and politics, and courses in environmental science. Diverse electives allow students to explore topics from introductory geographic information systems (GIS) to endangered species policy to environmental and human health. Students complete the Environmental Policy Practicum capstone seminar in the senior year.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Studies: Science Concentration

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

The interdisciplinary environmental science major also begins with the foundation course in environmental studies and is followed by core courses in environmental economics, biology and ecology, chemistry or physics, geology or GIS, and mathematics. Students select a focus area to explore in depth. Students complete the Problems in Environmental Science capstone seminar in the senior year.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Studies: Interdisciplinary Computation

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

The major in environmental studies: interdisciplinary computation provides an introduction to environmental studies as a discipline as well as training in computational techniques used in environmental policy and science.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Studies Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The environmental studies minor is designed to introduce students to environmental issues and their ramifications in the context of the social and natural sciences.


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